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NC State Senate District 33

The North Carolina State Senate is the upper body of the North Carolina Legislature and consists of 50 members who serve a term of two years. Each member represents an average of 190,710 residents, as of the 2010 Census. The Senate elects officers from their membership including the President Pro Tempore.The North Carolina General Assembly, of which the Senate is a part, is to convene a new regular session every two years. The NC legislature makes decisions on the budget: taxes, tax credits, economic development, education funding, Pre-K, the courts, Medicaid, etc. It also passes laws that set environmental standards such as water and air quality, tax rates, tax credits, criminal justice. Legislators in both chambers serve two-year terms without term limits. Sessions begin at noon on the third Wednesday after the second Monday in January.

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    Tarsha Ellis
    (Dem)

  • Carl Ford
    (Rep)

Biographical Information

1. What do you see as your most important priority if you are elected? [Youtube video for this question or text or both].

2. Education policy and funding issues have been in the news lately. What are your views and priorities on how this should be addressed in the coming year?

3. Tax policy can be used to address many issues –giving subsidies to companies coming to NC, balancing the needs of urban and rural areas, providing family support such as the earned-income tax credit, etc. What are your views about the tax policies in NC?

4. Many communities in North Carolina are experiencing significant violence. Do you think that changes to the laws in our state would improve safety in our communities?

Age (optional) 46
Contact Phone (704) 638-2470
email address tmellis08@gmail.com
Twitter @TarshaElect
Position/philosophy statement I am running for NC Senate District #33- Rowan and Stanly Counties. My focus is to provide strong leadership for all residents in our District.
I believe our tax policies in NC should support the citizens in the communities in which they reside. Tax policies should help our NC families and not hurt them. Tax policies should be fair and balance the needs of citizens throughout the state.
While there are changes that need to be made to our laws in this state, we should address laws that don’t fit the crimes committed. Leaders should also be looking at the underlying causes of violent crimes in their communities to reduce this by understanding those root causes. By eliminating and addressing the root cause of violent crimes in our communities, these problems can fixed to make communities safe again.
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